8.7 out of 10

Carmel Valley

Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in San Diego
32.9399986826604 -117.209388424485
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Upscale San Diego Neighborhood"

Carmel Valley was just a spark in developers eye during the 70's, with actual construction in the area occurring only as recently as 1983. That said, development off of Highway 56 continued through the most recent housing boom, with the area boasting single family homes, condos, apartments and townhomes.

The median age in this area is just 36, showing that there is a wide mix of ages residing here. The average income of residents of Carmel Valley is just over $100,000 annually.

In terms of schools, the area actually falls into a few different school districts. The northern end of the neighborhood falls into the Solana Beach K-6 District, and the southern part falls into the Del Mar Union School District for K-6. Middle and High schools fall into the San Dieguito Union School District, with many high schoolers attending schools in Torry Hills or Pacific Highlands Ranch.

Carmel Valley is located in close proximity to the 56 as well as Interstate 5, which means residents ca
  • Newer neighborhood
  • Close to freeways
  • slightly higher home prices
  • some traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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Best Streets in Carmel Valley


Cmt Mundano

"Great place to raise children"
32.94660119127 -117.198744669407

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Camarena Rd

"Wonderful street to raise a family "
32.9521248942136 -117.223842893347
"Luxury living in the Del Mar coummunity"
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